The 49ers are a team that’s making no bones about their quarterback situation: they brought Daunte Culpepper in for a workout on Monday and on Wednesday they signed 32-year-old Josh McCown to a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.
Per CBS Sports’ 49ers Rapid Reporter Michael Erier, the deal is worth the veteran’s minimum of $810,000. McCown has 31 starts in his NFL career and has played with the Cardinals, Lions, Raiders and Panthers since he entered the league in 2002. McCown’s completed 57.7 percent of his passes over that time while throwing 35 touchdowns against 40 interceptions.
It’s hard to blame Harbaugh for his desperation, given that Alex Smith has struggled mightily since being drafted first overall in the 2005 NFL Draft and Colin Kaepernick’s just a rookie.